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modenthal
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Connecting a tape drive to a hyper v cluster host

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Hi, I have been asked to introduce tape backup but due to the limitations of the backup server I was thinking of adding a SAS card to one of the hyper v host servers and connecting the tape drive there. Has anyone done this where the virtual machines running on a hyper v cluster also have one of the hosts with a tape drive attached and usable by Veeam? i.e. one of the hosts is also the tape server.
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Re: Connecting a tape drive to a hyper v cluster host

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Hello,
virtual machines running on a hyper v cluster also have one of the hosts with a tape drive attached
Google tells me, that there is no passthrough for tapes in Hyper-V. So that's not an option.
i.e. one of the hosts is also the tape server.
I would avoid connecting anything to a hypervisor host. It might even work, but it sounds like a bad practice.

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Hannes
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